February 11, 2011
ExtJs 4.0 will be released on Feb 28.
And, of course, QuickSilver will immediately be able to make use of these new capabilities.
I said in an earlier post that new programming languages often succeeded when there were major shifts in technology.
IMHO, we are at the beginning of several concurrent technology changes right now:
- the growth of scalable, pay-for-use server resources (buzzword “cloud computing”)
- cheap, scalable real-time messaging (eg Google ChannelAPI)
- HTML5 capabilities in newest browsers
- new form factors such as smart phones, iPads, and e-readers
There seems to be a faster pace of change right now than at any time since the mid-1990’s.
The perfect time to launch a new version of Smalltalk.